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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 7.8 Overweight and obesity prevalence and mean BMI (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Table 7.8 Overweight and obesity prevalence and mean BMI (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Aged 16 and over with both valid height and weight measurements
2008

BMI (kg/m 2) and BMI status

NS-SEC of household reference person

Managerial & professional

Intermediate

Small employers & own account workers

Lower supervisory & technical

Semi-routine & routine

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

67.9

63.8

79.6

68.7

67.7

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

26.3

22.9

26.4

27.2

26.7

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.3

0.9

1.6

2.4

1.1

Mean

27.3

27.1

28.1

27.6

27.2

Standard error of the mean

0.19

0.36

0.33

0.32

0.22

Standardised

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

68.2

67.5

76.5

66.7

68.6

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

26.4

26.7

23.9

26.5

26.6

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.4

0.8

1.6

2.4

1.1

Mean

27.3

27.5

27.8

27.5

27.3

Standard error of the mean

0.19

0.36

0.37

0.36

0.21

Women

Observed

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

57.4

61.4

63.9

73.2

63.0

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

23.4

27.4

29.2

35.3

29.1

40 and over (morbidly obese)

2.1

3.5

3.2

4.0

4.8

Mean

26.7

27.5

27.6

28.9

27.7

Standard error of the mean

0.20

0.36

0.42

0.44

0.22

Standardised

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

58.7

62.5

63.3

72.8

61.8

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

24.0

28.7

27.5

34.7

28.5

40 and over (morbidly obese)

2.0

3.8

2.9

3.8

4.6

Mean

26.8

27.6

27.5

28.7

27.6

Standard error of the mean

0.20

0.36

0.42

0.45

0.23

Bases (weighted):

Men

1011

254

231

370

786

Women

1039

329

239

286

874

Bases (unweighted):

Men

883

207

246

361

728

Women

1047

334

282

324

962